Texans top Lions 34-31 in OT after coach's mistake

Texans top Lions 34-31 in OT after coach's mistake
November 22, 2012, 4:57 pm
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster breaks away from Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson (94) and linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)


DETROIT (AP) Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted the Houston Texans to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after the Lions' coach made a costly mistake in regulation.

Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Jim Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright.

Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Replays showed Forsett was down near midfield, but Schwartz negated the automatic review by challenging the play and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.


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